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Barbary Coast

1 9 7 5 – 1 9 7 6 (USA)
13 x 60 minute episodes

Captain Kirk in the Wild West! William Shatner starred as an undercover agent and master of disguise, Jeff Cable, in this ABC period crime drama which was set in the 1870s in an area of San Francisco known as the Barbary Coast.

Cable worked for the governor of California, going undercover to root out the bad elements of the day with the help of casino owner Cash Conover (Doug McClure).


Cable lived in a secret luxury apartment in the casino, and never left his cozy nest without a disguise.

Another recognisable face in the cast was that of Richard Kiel, who would become best known for his work as the villainous ‘Jaws’ in the James Bond flicks The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979).

The series (based on a TV Movie which had starred Dennis Cole in McClure’s role) lasted for only a brief time, debuting in September 1975 and leaving the air the following January.

Jeff Cable 
William Shatner
Cash Conover 

Doug McClure
Moose Moran 

Richard Kiel
Thumbs (Piano Player) 

Dave Turner